Java is an Object oriented application programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. Java is a very powerful general-purpose programming language. Java programming language is useful for development of enterprise grade applications. It is more than just a tool for building transportable multimedia applications. Due to its versatility, it is a platform independent language that is compatible for any operating system.
Java language comes in light from a language named Oak. Language Oak was developed in the early the nineties at Sun Microsystems as a platform-independent language aimed at allowing entertainment projects such as video game consoles and VCRs to communicate. Now Java has been improved by the newest releases of the implementation for the virtual machine.
Java programming language can be used to develop desktop applications, web applications and even mobile and embedded devices applications. Sun Microsystems is putting huge effort to develop and release new versions of Java programming language and run time environment. New features are being invented and added to the Java technologies. JavaFX is the latest addition to the Java technologies, which can be used to develop Rich Internet Applications.
These days open source java is also available and you can download and read the source code of JDK. Java and open source technologies is actually providing both open source and commercial tools to helps the Java developers communities. Now its very easy to develop and maintain world class mission critical applications to support on demand business.
IBM is also supporting Java and providing a rich set of tools and application servers to help the growing business. IBM web sphere application server is used to deploy mission critical enterprise applications.
Oracle is also not behind and providing many tools such as Jdeveloper, that helps java development easy and very productive. Oracle database server provides inbuilt java support and you can also use java code while developing applications for Oracle database.
So, the future of java is bright due to support from industry giants.
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